New Faces for Older Execs

Skin treatments give edge to job-seekers.

Summit Rooms With a View

HEALTH CARE: Mountain location smooths development process.

Sage Mountain gives older residents epic views of the Conejo Valley.

VCs Trust Pray.com With $14M

Investment in app will expand connection for clergy, congregants.

App for Christians receives $14 million.

The Number

2% Businesses that balance core competencies and innovation

Simi Weighs Pot Options

REGUlATION: City wants to balance tax income versus keeping price competitive.

Simi Valley turns to cannabis consultant.

Vegas Shooting, Client Loss Hurt Tix’s Year

ENTERTAINMENT: Ticket vendor launches online to counter revenue decline.

Tix Corp. reacts to reduction in revenue.

Talkin’ a Mouthful

Actor Danny Trejo has opened a restaurant in Woodland Hills, the newest location in his namesake chain.

Danny Trejo discusses his restaurant chain.

Amgen Plans ‘Next Generation’ Production Plant

MANUFACTURING: Facility in Rhode Island will use less water and energy.

Amgen to build new drug production plant.

Truck Device Maker Gains Speed in Valley Move

ELECTRONICS: Zed Connect selects Calabasas as its headquarters location.

Zed Connect makes move to Calabasas.

Target Tailors Small-Format Store to Burbank

REAL ESTATE: Sales data and neighborhood outreach guide curated inventory.

Target opens small-format store in Burbank.

From B2B to Autos, PR Firms Focus on Specifics

LIST: Despite disruption in media and tech, visuals and storytelling still work.

Valley area PR firms going after niche clients.

Fight for PAGA Reform

Valley group hires lobbying firm to change labor law after tracking nearly 8,000 suits.

Trade Group launches PAGA reform.

Skyline Comes into View for Homebuyers

RESIDENTIAL: Master-planned subdivsion rises on 450 hilltop acres.

Pardee Homes to build 1,200 single-family houses.

Subprime Comeback

Valley lenders specialize in nonprime mortgages, a growing segment of the home loan business.

Nonprime mortgage market poised to grow.

Nonprofit Homemaker

Conejo Valley group builds $20 million apartment projects with multiple funding sources.

Nonprofit gets creative in low-income housing.

Industrial Gadgetry

Harman’s ‘experience center’ in Northridge shows how its equipment work in office, retail and hospitality.

Harman opens audio-visual experience center.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Bioscience Gives Valley Shot in Arm

I’ve been looking over our Stockwatch page, and I couldn’t help but notice a couple of things.

Even the Valley Hurt by Tariffs

It has been accurately noted that economists don’t agree on much.

Houses Coming To Santa Paula

DEVELOPMENT: Project among biggest ever in Ventura County.

Lemon grower partners on housing project, Harvest at Limoneira.

Retailers Facing New Work Rules

REGULATIONS: Will ‘predictive scheduling’ be in stores’ future?

Labor advocates pushing for predictable schedules for retail, other employees.

Valley Stocks Plunge, Rise With Markets

Big price drops – and gains – swing billions in market value.

Rollercoaster Wall Street markets reflect spooked investors.

The Number

13% Increase in passengers at Hollywood Burbank Airport

Hollywood Burbank Airport reported an airline passenger count of 370,230 in January, a 13 percent increase compared to the same month a year ago.

Peddling, Not Pedaling

TRANSPORTATION: Sellers of electric bikes hope they become mainstream.

Valley couple wants to bring electric bikes into the mainstream.

Employment Trends Benefiting On Assignment

STAFFING: Calabasas firm gains as more employers hire temps, not full-timers.

On Assignment in Calabasas sees finances rise as employers hire temp workers.